Slow Future (Cd Release) With Ex Optimists And Cornish Game Hen

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Slow Future (Houston, TX)

SLOW FUTURE is a rock band from Houston, Texas. The band originated in 2014 as a new beginning for guitarists/vocalists Joel Hoyle and Mike Starbuck, and drummer Koree Smith, who played in a previous band together. Bassist Phil Jackson ran into Smith at a party and asked to join the trio’s new venture. The quartet has created an instinctive blend of punk-inspired rock. Their debut single, “Girl Gets Down”, echoes the grit of garage rock and the melancholic aggressiveness of ‘80s and ‘90s underground rock. It’s all about making meaningful connections through real emotion translated into raw music. This group of self-styled, small town outcasts is releasing its debut E.P. in April 2016, and will be playing throughout the Southern region to support the release. Let the music tell you the rest of the story!

The Ex-Optimists (College Station, TX)

“I’m honestly kicking myself now for not listening to this sooner. College Station band The Ex-Optimists have been on repeat in my headphones for a while now, drowning me in a turbulent squall of Sonic Youth guitars, driving ’90s indie-drone-rock melodies, and hazy, softspoken vocals, and I’m enjoying the hell out of it.

On “Nitemare City,” the guitars are watery and sharp-edged in equal measure, drifting around you like psychically-controlled knives that periodically dart in to gouge out a chunk of your flesh. In the meantime, frontman Kelly Minnis serenely murmurs and croons like he’s already lost in the swirling murk; that is, until the whole damn thing explodes in a ball of fury partway through before coalescing back into its more stable previous state. The closest thing I can come up with is Houston’s own Muhammad Ali, except that this quartet sounds like they’re fueled less by beer and more by green, leafy substances.

Then there’s B-side “February,” which dives sideways into nearly Dinosaur Jr., quick-stepping along through an insanely-catchy melody while the overfuzzed guitars set fire to the scenery. Occasionally feels like I’m listening to a rougher-edged Silversun Pickups — there’s definitely a hazy, shoegaze quality to it, beneath the out-and-out noise. “- Space City Rock

Cornish Game Hen (Houston, TX)

Cornish Game Hen: Houston's premier post -punk, power metal, alt country, neo folk, dub step, chillwave, minimal/dark wave band. You figure it out.

$5 = Entry + Free CD

Slow Future (11:30 p.m.)
The Ex-Optimists (10:30 p.m.)
Cornish Game Hen (9:30 p.m.)
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